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Aus$10m research grant into healthcare policies and priorities:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The national health and medical research council (NHMRC) has announced a second round of funding aimed at strengthening Australia's health research system. The council will provide Aus$10m (US$7.8m) over five years for research into: policy and practice issues; priority areas for R&D and healthcare; and partnership development between researchers, policy makers, healthcare providers and citizens. The initiative stems from the 1998 "Health and Medical Research Strategic Review" (the so-called "Wills Review") that led to the NHMRC to pledge Aus$50m to identify areas responsible for maintaining Australia's research capacity, and the obstacles faced by them. A first round announced in October 2003 also received Aus$10m over five years.

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